Friday, February 17, 2006

REVIEW: Cacharel Nemo

Notes: Hinoki, Betel Leaf, Incense, Cedarwood, Cardamom.

Pros: Great bottle, wonderful incense drydown!

Cons: Believe it or not, I can't think of any!

Longevity and sillage: Longevity is pretty good - sprayed it on at 2pm and it's still present now at 12:30am! Sillage is better than average, but not too loud!

Where can I buy it? $26.58 for 100ml edt spray at Scentiments.com

Reminds me of: Hmmm, first time I smelled it I thought, this could be Theorema for Men (not that poor excuse for a fragrance that actually IS Theorema for Men, but what I envision). Also reminds me of Joop Rococo.

Bottleworthy? Absolutely! And at that price...

The Bottom Line: Wonderful woods and incense fragrance with an almost creamy tonka/vanilla note that echoes throughout, though never gourmand or foody. Longlasting, amazing bottle, and great price. Though not my "favorite" scent, I'm surprised at how often I use it and how much I enjoy it. Another men's scent that I think ladies would enjoy just as much as us guys!

Rating (out of 10): 9

What's your favorite Cacharel?

14 comments:

katiedid said...

Pour L'Homme is mine. Such a shame its disappearing, I feel, but such is the way things go with perfume, I guess.

marlen said...

Katie - no matter how hard I try, I can find nothing pleasant about Pour L'Homme...sorry...Would you like my half-sed bottle? Say the word and it's yours!

Lefay said...

I like the strange and mysterious Lou Lou.

Rue said...

My favourite Cacharel is NOA. I bought it the same day it was released in Toronto. I adored it and got compliments non-stop. Unfortunately I wore it during the two years my father was battling and lost to cancer. Although it smells amazing on me I can no longer even smell it from a distance without gut-wrenching sadness washing over me. Talk about the power of scent to evoke... Smell is my primary sense I think. Very much like my dog! :)

Qwendy said...

I went through a bottle of Lou Lou in the 70's, strange, I really can't remember it! Hmmmm does it still exist? This one sounds very intriguing, can't wait to try it! Thanks for telling us about it!

marlen said...

Rue - That's a shame, yet bittersweet, that you can no longer wear Noa...that's what new launches are for, huh!?!

marlen said...

lefay - that's probably my favorite Cacharel scent, as its linked to memories of a close friend during my high school years.

marlen said...

qwendy - Lou Lou does still exist and is still wonderful! And this one, Nemo, is incredible. It was a blind purchase that was shockingly good 6 years ago and I still adore it now!

dinazad said...

I have to side with Katie - definitely Pour l'homme. And the hopefully immortal Anais Anais, although I always feel I should be blond and elfin and consort with unicorns to wear it.

Mark said...

I would like to re-try Nemo. I remember being disappointed when I smelled it upon it's release which was sad because the bottle is so fantastic.

marlen said...

dinazad - as to Anais Anais, I keep trying it thinking I should be able to wear it a so many people keep telling me that it's really about the leather drydown...but to my nose, it IS petals and elves and unicorns and that is just not me...

marlen said...

mark - you gotta try this again. It's not terribly complex, but it smells so...perfect!

Rue said...

There's leather in Anais Anais? Where? On me it is a one-note Easter lily. As far as Pour l'Homme.... no. However for a moment I thought you meant L'Homme by Roger et Gallet. That's real nice.

marlen said...

rue - I agree on both counts...